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Meet Dr. Keegan Mclean (Chiropractor)
Meet Dr. Keegan Mclean
Meet Dr. David Hawkes
Hey, I’m Dave.
I work with people who desperately want to get their health on track, but just don’t know how or where to get started.
I give them the tools to get exactly what they want, which is more energy, less pain, and a much more extraordinary life for not just themselves, but their whole family.
A lot of people that walk through our doors have some kind of ache or pain that they’re struggling with – and while it’s satisfying to help people overcome that struggle through chiropractic care, my real joy comes from watching our practice members experience the SIDE EFFECTS of chiropractic care i.e. more energy, better sleep, better digestion and less stress.
Sounds great eh?
When I was 16, I was on track to become a physiotherapist – I had always wanted to be in a position to help people, and physios had always helped me whenever I was injured and needed fixing.
It was at this time that my mum started seeing a chiropractor. She thought the same as most people, that she had a bad back and needed a chiropractor to fix it.
But then something crazy happened!
Her back got better – we were expecting that. But all sorts of other things started to change too! Her digestion got better, she got less cramps, and she no longer needed to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet.
She booked my brother and I in to get checked out too, and that experience changed my life forever. I was hooked on chiropractic.
I graduated with distinction from Murdoch University in 2013 and since then I’ve worked in private practices in Australia and Canada.
And when I’m not delivering world class chiropractic care and speaking at public and corporate events, you’ll find me in the gym; either at CrossFit 613 or training in MMA; or on the couch with a hot cup of tea and a good book. 🙂
I love to travel, and have made trips to different parts of Australia, Indonesia, Thailand and India. The US and Europe are next on my list.
If you’re dying to know more, here are 3 things you likely don’t know about me…
- I was born and bred in Perth, Western Australia (and no, that’s not near Melbourne or Sydney). One fun fact about Perth is if you drill a hole through the Earth from Ottawa, you’ll pop up about 100 Kms from Perth (so its actually just about the furthest place possible from Ottawa).
- I know next to NOTHING about architecture, but I really like wandering around and looking at cool buildings, especially old buildings like churches or monasteries.
- Despite never even SEEING snow until winter 2014, snowboarding is definitely one of my new favorite things. Even the prospect of shoveling my driveway every day isn’t enough to put me off!
Are you ready to work with me? Click HERE to book a HEREconsult to see how I can help.
1998 – National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
1999 – Bachelor of Science – Biology Queen’s University
1999 – Bachelor of Physical and Health Education Queen’s University
2004 – Bachelor of Science – Anatomy Parker College of Chiropractic
2004 – Doctor of Chiropractic – Parker College of Chiropractic
2005 – Certified in Webster Technique (click here to learn more about the Webster Technique)
2005 – Certified FICPA – Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association
2008 – CATS Cranial Adjusting Certification Level I
2009 – CATS Cranial Adjusting Certification Level II
How long before I see results?
- Your health goals and objectives
- The severity of your problem and how long it has been present
- The results of your Neuro-Structural Examination
Of course, we are not psychics, and we can not predict your future. However, in working with thousands of people just like you over the years, we have become very very accurate in determining who we can help and who we cannot. While some clients experience almost instantaneous results, most start to notice significant changes within the first 3-6 weeks of their care. Ultimately, the number of visits you’ll require depends on three main factors:
- Your goals and objectives – what are you trying to accomplish?
- How severe your problem is – how much breakdown has occurred?
- How long it has been going on for – is this a new or chronic problem?
Based on these three things we will determine the perfect visit frequency for you. And because everyone is different (and we don’t have a crystal ball), we will check in regularly and perform comparative examinations to make sure that you are on the right track and your recommended frequency is appropriate to help you get the results you want. Want a more accurate answer specific to your case? Click HERE and take advantage of our free consultation. Based on that conversation and our experience with past clients similar to you, we can offer a better estimate before going any further. Short answer? No. You don’t HAVE to do anything! You can stop care at any time and we won’t even hold it against you! Remember how we said we do things differently? That we are experts in Neuro-structural Correction… well, once we’ve completed our Comprehensive Neuro-Structural Examination, we will sit down with you and explain the results of each of your tests. We will then provide you with a complete individualized plan of action to help you correct the structural distortions related to your health problems. Once you’ve completed your corrective care we will perform a Comparative Neuro-Structural Exam. Based on our your test results and your goals, you can then make some new choices about your care going forward – which may include protecting your investment or discontinuing your care. The choice is yours. You may have heard the notion that once you go to a chiropractor you have to keep going back. No, you don’t have to keep coming. However, most every patient of ours understands that after investing time and money to restore their health, it makes good sense to protect their investment. At Synergy, we do have a wellness based practice that includes over 70% of our patients coming regularly for protection long after their symptoms have subsided and they are feeling great. Since all live our lives through our nervous system, it’s important to keep it running optimally. Like eating well, exercising or meditating – how long you choose to benefit is always up to.
What to expect during a visit?
What Can I expect from Synergy?
Many people are often overwhelmed, and maybe even nervous, when visiting a doctor for the first time.
Paperwork needs to be completed, an honest discussion needs to be had, and an action plan will follow. What you will find once visiting our office is that the stigma of a doctor is no where to be found. You will be welcomed with a warm greeting. We will have a conversation on what your health concerns are and what your goals are. We have been working for many years in our community and after working with 1,000’s of people, we are confident that your experience in our office will be a relaxed one.
Our first visit is the information gathering time because this is where we begin with the question of ‘Why.’ This first meeting will last about 60 minutes for both the consult and the examination. This is foundational because it will offer our team an opportunity to gain an understanding for visit two and beyond. In the second visit, we will spend between 30-45 minutes reviewing all the information gathered in the first visit in order to develop a custom program for each individual to follow. In addition, we will answer any questions, while completely covering the costs of participation
With this being said, we want to make sure that you know EXACTLY what to expect so we have decided to go into greater detail below:
New Patient Forms
We encourage you to complete the NEW PATIENT FORMS prior to visiting the practice because this will save approximately 15-20 minutes and allow you to feel extremely comfortable in your own home. If for some reason you have any questions, one of our chiropractic assistants will support you once in the office.
Our consultation is unlike any first office that you have experienced in the past because instead of addressing “what” brought you into our office, we look at “why” this is happening in the first place. This is also know as finding the CAUSE of the problem and then creating a sustainable solution. We truly listen to our practice members so that we can understand what challenges you experience, how it is impacting your life, and then what we can do together in order to resolve this issue. We have the intention to help our practice members understand how nerve system interference can affect your health and how the chiropractic wellness lifestyle can help you live to the fullest.
At the conclusion of the initial health consultation, we will begin to utilize the most state of the art technology (neuro-spinal assessment) in order to objectively determine the root of the issue. In addition, we will perform a number of other assessments including palpation, bio-structural postural assessment, digital computerized nerve system scans and any necessary xrays. You are in control of your health and this will be the conversation that our clinic will educate you on during the time that we share.
Your condition might require an xray analysis in order to truly assess where the challenge resides within your body. If/when we decide to perform a series of xrays, this will allow us to clearly determine the next steps.X-rays provide us with an objective diagnostic tool, along with important information including the position of the spinal bones, and the quality of the spine and safety of adjusting it. We also use x-rays to determine how long the subluxation have been in the making.
Report of Findings
You will be scheduled for your Report of Findings within a few days of your initial visit, which is where we will determine the best Treatment Plan. Our office is extremely unique with its chiropractic care, and we have the most state of the art assessment technology that will support us in the analysis of your condition so that we can provide objective feedback over the course of time.In addition, we will instruct you on a Wellness Program that will allow you to reach and exceed your health goals. This will be catered to meet your needs, but could include ice or heat if you are experiencing pain, followed by nutritional advice, exercise tips, strategies for stress relief, etc.
We recognize that every body is extremely unique and different, which is why we consistently update and customize your wellness programs. The foundation for our overall health is based on proper spinal alignment, nutritious foods, regular exercise, high quality supplementation, and a variety of stress relief techniques.
We look forward to working with you so that YOU can live a life of complete health and vitality!
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